Temperature regulation in hatchling puffins (Fratercula arctica)

@article{Bech1987TemperatureRI,
  title={Temperature regulation in hatchling puffins (Fratercula arctica)},
  author={Claus Bech and Frode J. Aarvik and Dag Vongraven},
  journal={Journal f{\"u}r Ornithologie},
  year={1987},
  volume={128},
  pages={163-170}
}
Body temperature (Tb), basal metabolic rate (BMR), thermal conductance and thermogeneic capacity was measured in newly hatched Common Puffin (Fratercula arctica) chicks. The thermoneutral zone extends from 32 to 35°C in which Tb was held at 38.6°C. The BMR (7.31 W kg−1) and thermal conductance (1.22 mW g−1 °C−1) was 70% and 140%, respectively, of the expected values for adult birds. The chicks were able to increase their metabolic rate by a factor of 2.1 A comparison with similar measurements… CONTINUE READING

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